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Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures

In 2016 the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) released an updated co-developed guideline, "Appropriate Use Criteria [use of prophylactic antibiotics] For the Management of Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures ," a systematic review of existing clinical research published in peer-reviewed journals to determine the correlation between [...]

Patients with Orthopaedic Implants Undergoing Dental Procedures2019-08-24T08:44:56-04:00

2016 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Virginia will participate Saturday, April 30, 2016 in the eleventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and here in Fairfax County that is Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout. Take advantage of a free, convenient, confidential, and safe disposal of unused or expired medications on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Details, Info ... Drop off medications at any of the eight [...]

2016 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day2017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00

Insurance Open Season 2015

It’s almost that time again. Insurance open season, when you have an opportunity to change your insurance to better fit your life. But … it can be a puzzle. Which insurance plan is right for you? How is that company to work with? How is their coverage? Is dental separate from medical. Federal open season [...]

Insurance Open Season 20152017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00

Appointment Reminders: Text, Email

One of the best ways to stay on track with your health is regular checkups, and that can be a challenge with the schedules we keep today. For a number of months we've been enjoyed offering you the chance to receive your appointment reminders via text, email, or both. We looked long and hard to [...]

Appointment Reminders: Text, Email2017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00

Tuesday, February 17th – Snow Plan

With the anticipated snow in the metro area predicted at 5-7 inches (forecast, click here)  we plan to open the office on Tuesday at 1:00 pm. Stay tuned for updates, check my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Tuesday, February 17th – Snow Plan2019-01-01T09:28:22-05:00

Insurance Open Season

It’s almost that time again. Insurance open season, when you have an opportunity to change your insurance to better fit your life. But … it can be a puzzle. Which insurance plan is right for you? How is that company to work with? How is their coverage? Is dental separate from medical. Federal open season [...]

Insurance Open Season2017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00

National Facial Protection Month

National Facial Protection Month April is National Facial Protection Month. Most contact sports require a mouthguard, and once all permanent teeth are present you may want to consider a custom mouthguard that protects teeth 9 times better than the boil and bite type. April is also National Poetry Month. It began in 1996 to widen [...]

National Facial Protection Month2017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00

National Nutrition Month

If it's March ... It's National Nutrition Month - a nutrition education and information campaign that focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. A healthy mouth is more than just brushing and flossing. Your eating patterns and food choices also play an important role [...]

National Nutrition Month2017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00

Allergy and Flu Season 2013

They’re back. Seasonal allergies, and soon the flu. A lot of people are coming in for their dental appointment and report having a cold for a couple weeks, sore throat, headaches, and feeling run down – with the higher pollen counts (click here for our local pollen count), it’s is most likely you have [...]

Allergy and Flu Season 20132017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00

Obstacles for Pregnant Women Seeking Dental Care

New York Times, May 6, 2013 excerpt Since 2006, a few state organizations and dental associations have issued practice guidelines declaring that dental care is safe and effective at any stage of pregnancy, including diagnostic X-rays, cavity restorations and root canals. OB-GYNs should check for bleeding gums or oral infection and refer a patient to a [...]

Obstacles for Pregnant Women Seeking Dental Care2017-05-18T18:53:58-04:00